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Attimi – moments


purezza della vita

Attimi

Intessuti d’invisibili fili
pensieri raccolgono il tempo
riprendono il percorso a ritroso
e sospiri d’infinito
per quel che è stato
e non trattieni più

Momenti dipinti
sulla tela del silenzio
mentre lacrime
scorrono piano
come la rugiada
sui petali di una rosa

Tutto è vissuto
e non lo puoi rubare
ma è nella ricchezza
d’ogni emozione
la capacità
di essere ancora

13.04.2004 Poetyca

Moments

Interwoven threads of invisible
Time collect thoughts
take the path back
and sighs of infinity
as was
Hold and more

Moments paintings
on the canvas of silence
while tears
glide plane
as the dew
on the petals of a rose

All lived
and you can not steal
but it’s in the richness
every emotion
capacity
to be still

13.04.2004 Poetyca

Preghiera – Prayer


Preghiera

« Il pregare è nella religione ciò che il pensiero è nella filosofia. Il senso religioso prega come l’organo del pensiero pensa »

Novalis
La preghiera è una delle pratiche comuni a tutte le religioni. Essa consiste nel rivolgersi alla dimensione del sacro con la parola o con il pensiero; gli scopi della preghiera possono essere molteplici: invocare, chiedere un aiuto, lodare, ringraziare, santificare, o esprimere devozione o abbandono. La preghiera è solitamente considerata come il momento in cui l’uomo ‘parla’ al sacro, mentre la fase inversa è la meditazione, durante la quale è il sacro che ‘parla’ all’uomo.
La preghiera può essere personale, oppure liturgica; solitamente questa seconda forma si ritrova come preghiera scritta (o comunque tramandata in qualche modo). Una delle forme di preghiera più diffuse è il canto devozionale.
Secondo la dottrina cattolica, quando l’uomo prega si eleva a Dio in modo cosciente. Il “tappeto di preghiera” è un piccolo tappeto che i musulmani usano per inginocchiarsi durante le preghiere giornaliere.
Forme di preghiera pubblica
Nell’ebraismo sono previsti per gli uomini tre preghiere nei giorni feriali, in ricordo dei sacrifici di animali e vegetali che venivano praticati nel Santuario: l’Arvith, Shachrith e Minchah. Le preghiere sono quattro il sabato e altri giorni particolari (5 volte per Yom Kippur). L’ordine delle preghiere si trova nel Siddur, il tradizionale libro delle preghiere ebraico. Sebbene la preghiera individuale sia valida, pregare con un minyan (numero minimo di dieci maschi adulti) è considerato ideale. Molte sinagoghe hanno un hazzan, cioè un cantore che guida la preghiera della comunità.
Nel Cristianesimo la forma classica e più antica di preghiera pubblica sono le ore canoniche, cioè momenti fissi durante la giornata in cui vengono recitati (o cantati) dei salmi più altre preghiere, dalla bibbia o composte dalle Chiese, oltre a inni e intercessioni. Di origine antichissima (la struttura è stata ereditata dalla preghiera ebraica sinagogale e del Tempio di Gerusalemme), le ore canoniche ebbero particolare rilievo nelle comunità monastiche come ufficio corale.
Nell’Islam la preghiera canonica è chiamata ṣalāt, prescritta 5 volte al giorno, in forma singola o collettiva, anche se sono previste e consigliate altre preghiere volontarie.
Forme di preghiera privata
Nelle devozioni private esistono vari tipi di preghiere, che hanno un unico fine: elevare l’anima a Dio. Elevare l’anima a Dio è infatti la definizione ufficiale della preghiera così come riportato dal Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica.
In realtà, come dice la Bibbia (Sap 1,7 e At 17,28), noi già viviamo ed esistiamo dentro Dio; come pure affermano alcune tradizioni religiose antiche dei popoli asiatici e americani. Essendo però Dio di natura trascendente e spirituale, la sua presenza non appare sempre immediatamente percepibile ed evidente. Ecco perché è necessario elevare l’anima a Dio, cioè compiere un atto di volontà (la volontà è una delle tre potenze dell’anima insieme alla memoria e all’intelletto) che ci rende più attenti, più sensibili, più partecipi di questa presenza che è sempre e ovunque. I modi di muovere la volontà e dunque l’anima a questa consapevolezza e a questa comunione sono molti e diversi. La tradizione cattolica ne enumera svariate decine che sono state ispirate dai santi nel corso dei secoli passati e che hanno trovato una eco più o meno duratura e diffusa, in funzione della semplicità, della praticità e della bellezza delle stesse modalità di preghiera.
Tra le forme private di preghiera più diffuse dalla tradizione cristiana troviamo:
la preghiera biblica (che utilizza direttamente le parole della Sacra Scrittura oppure che parte dalla lettura della Bibbia per poi aprirsi al colloquio personale con Dio, come fa la lectio divina);
il colloquio personale con Dio (che l’uomo può vivere in qualunque tempo e luogo);
il Santo Rosario (una forma devozionale nata nel Medioevo e diffusa oggi in tutti i popoli cattolici);
il culto delle immagini (fondato sul fatto che l’immagine sacra subito richiama alla mente la persona divina rappresentata e diffuso, oltre che nelle chiese, specialmente nei luoghi dove le chiese e i luoghi di culto pubblico sono lontani); tale culto non è accettato dal Protestantesimo;
la via crucis (devozione nata nel Medioevo e diffusa nel XVII secolo da san Leonardo da Porto Maurizio);
la vigilanza (cioè l’atteggiamento interiore dell’uomo che vigila sui suoi pensieri, discernendo quelli buoni da quelli malvagi per coltivare quelli buoni e rinnegare, dissolvere, dimenticare quelli malvagi);
la ripetizione (cioè l’atto della volontà che dà inizio ad un ciclo ripetitivo di brevi invocazioni o preghiere ben conosciute, che l’uomo ripete dentro di sé fino a formare un tappeto morbido e robusto sul quale l’anima si stende e si rilassa per poi entrare nella contemplazione);
la contemplazione (è la forma di preghiera considerata più santa, in quanto comunione stessa con il Santo, essendo stata definita dall’uomo la santità come la natura stessa di Dio; la contemplazione è la presenza viva di Dio nell’uomo che ispira direttamente pensieri, parole, immagini, azioni, per cui nella contemplazione l’uomo vede ciò che Dio vede, sente ciò che Dio sente, fa ciò che Dio fa);
la meditazione (è il fluire o il sorgere di pensieri che vengono suggeriti, stimolati, ispirati dalle fonti più diverse: ricordi, incontri, discorsi, letture, fatti, immagini, simboli, etc. Essendo immenso il bacino di spunti per la meditazione, essa è probabilmente la forma di orazione più praticata di ogni tempo).
Bibliografia
Jörg Zink, Come pregare, Claudiana, Torino 1988.
Giordano Berti, Preghiere di tutto il mondo, Vallardi, Milano 1999.
Gérald Messadié (a cura di), Il piccolo libro delle preghiere, Armenia, Milano 2003.
Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica (di cui la Parte Quarta è interamente dedicata alla preghiera)
Prayer
Prayer is a form of religious practice that seeks to activate a volitional rapport to God or spirit through deliberate practice. Prayer may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creed, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and worship/praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one’s thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others.
Most major religions involve prayer in one way or another. Some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while others teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time.
Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have mostly concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. The efficacy of petition in prayer for physical healing to a deity has been evaluated in numerous studies, with contradictory results There has been some criticism of the way the studies were conducted
Forms of prayer
Various spiritual traditions offer a wide variety of devotional acts. There are morning and evening prayers, graces said over meals, and reverent physical gestures. Some Christians bow their heads and fold their hands. Some Native Americans regard dancing as a form of prayer. Some Sufis whirl. Hindus chant mantras. Orthodox Jews sway their bodies back and forth[10] and Salah for Muslims (“kneel and prostrate as seen on the right”). Quakers keep silent. Some pray according to standardized rituals and liturgies, while others prefer extemporaneous prayers. Still others combine the two.
These methods show a variety of understandings to prayer, which are led by underlying beliefs.
These beliefs may be that
the finite can communicate with the infinite
the infinite is interested in communicating with the finite
prayer is intended to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, rather than to influence the recipient
prayer is intended to train a person to focus on the recipient through philosophy and intellectual contemplation
prayer is intended to enable a person to gain a direct experience of the recipient
prayer is intended to affect the very fabric of reality as we perceive it
prayer is a catalyst for change in oneself and/or one’s circumstances, or likewise those of third party beneficiaries
the recipient desires and appreciates prayer
or any combination of these.[citation needed]
The act of prayer is attested in written sources as early as 5000 years ago. Some anthropologists, such as Sir Edward Burnett Tylor and Sir James George Frazer, believed that the earliest intelligent modern humans practiced something that we would recognize today as prayer.
Friedrich Heiler is often cited in Christian circles for his systematic Typology of Prayer which lists six types of prayer: primitive, ritual, Greek cultural, philosophical, mystical, and prophetic
The act of worship
Prayer has many different forms. Prayer may be done privately and individually, or it may be done corporately in the presence of fellow believers. Prayer can be incorporated into a daily “thought life”, in which one is in constant communication with a god. Some people pray throughout all that is happening during the day and seek guidance as the day progresses. This is actually regarded as a requirement in several Christian denominations,[15] although enforcement is not possible nor desirable. There can be many different answers to prayer, just as there are many ways to interpret an answer to a question, if there in fact comes an answer.[15] Some may experience audible, physical, or mental epiphanies. If indeed an answer comes, the time and place it comes is considered random. Some outward acts that sometimes accompany prayer are: anointing with oil;[16] ringing a bell;[17] burning incense or paper;[18] lighting a candle or candles;[19] facing a specific direction (i.e. towards Mecca[20] or the East); making the sign of the cross. One less noticeable act related to prayer is fasting.
A variety of body postures may be assumed, often with specific meaning (mainly respect or adoration) associated with them: standing; sitting; kneeling; prostrate on the floor; eyes opened; eyes closed; hands folded or clasped; hands upraised; holding hands with others; a laying on of hands and others. Prayers may be recited from memory, read from a book of prayers, or composed spontaneously as they are prayed. They may be said, chanted, or sung. They may be with musical accompaniment or not. There may be a time of outward silence while prayers are offered mentally. Often, there are prayers to fit specific occasions, such as the blessing of a meal, the birth or death of a loved one, other significant events in the life of a believer, or days of the year that have special religious significance. Details corresponding to specific traditions are outlined below.

Pre-Christian Europe

Etruscan, Greek, and Roman paganism
In the pre-Christian religions of Greeks and Romans (Ancient Greek religion, Roman religion), ceremonial prayer was highly formulaic and ritualized.[21][22] The Iguvine Tables contain a supplication that can be translated, “If anything was said improperly, if anything was done improperly, let it be as if it were done correctly.”
The formalism and formulaic nature of these prayers led them to be written down in language that may have only been partially understood by the writer, and our texts of these prayers may in fact be garbled. Prayers in Etruscan were used in the Roman world by augurs and other oracles long after Etruscan became a dead language. The Carmen Arvale and the Carmen Saliare are two specimens of partially preserved prayers that seem to have been unintelligible to their scribes, and whose language is full of archaisms and difficult passages.
Roman prayers and sacrifices were often envisioned as legal bargains between deity and worshipper. The Roman principle was expressed as do ut des: “I give, so that you may give.” Cato the Elder’s treatise on agriculture contains many examples of preserved traditional prayers; in one, a farmer addresses the unknown deity of a possibly sacred grove, and sacrifices a pig in order to placate the god or goddess of the place and beseech his or her permission to cut down some trees from the grove
Germanic paganism
An amount of accounts of prayers to the gods in Germanic paganism survived the process of Christianization, though only a single prayer has survived without the interjection of Christian references. This prayer is recorded in stanzas 2 and 3 of the poem Sigrdrífumál, compiled in the 13th century Poetic Edda from earlier traditional sources, where the valkyrie Sigrdrífa prays to the gods and the earth after being woken by the hero Sigurd.
A prayer to the bigger god Odin is mentioned in chapter 2 of the Völsunga saga where King Rerir prays for a child. His prayer is answered by Frigg, wife of Odin, who sends him an apple, which is dropped on his lap by Frigg’s servant in the form of a crow while Rerir is sitting on a mound. Rerir’s wife eats the apple and is then pregnant with the hero Völsung. In stanza 9 of the poem Oddrúnargrátr, a prayer is made to “kind wights, Frigg and Freyja, and many gods,” although since the poem is often considered one of the youngest poems in the Poetic Edda, the passage has been the matter of some debate.[26]
In chapter 21 of Jómsvíkinga saga, wishing to turn the tide of the Battle of Hjörungavágr, Haakon Sigurdsson eventually finds his prayers answered by the goddesses Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa (the first of the two described as Haakon’s patron goddess) who appear in the battle, kill many of the opposing fleet, and cause the remnants of their forces to flee. However, this depiction of a pagan prayer has been criticized as inaccurate due to the description of Haakon dropping to his knees.
The 11th century manuscript for the Anglo-Saxon charm Æcerbot presents what is thought to be an originally pagan prayer for the fertility of the speaker’s crops and land, though Christianization is apparent throughout the charm.[28] The 8th century Wessobrunn Prayer has been proposed as a Christianized pagan prayer and compared to the pagan Völuspá[29] and the Merseburg Incantations, the latter recorded in the 9th or 10th century but of much older traditional origins
Abrahamic religions
Bible
In the common Bible of the Abrahamic religions, various forms of prayer appear; the most common forms being petition, thanksgiving, and worship. The longest book in the Bible is the Book of Psalms, 150 religious songs which are often regarded as prayers. Other well-known Biblical prayers include the Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-18), the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10), and the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55). But perhaps the best-known prayer in the Christian Bible is the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13; Luke 11:2-4).
See also: Tanakh, New Testament, Prayer in the Hebrew Bible, and Prayer in the New Testament
Judaism
Jews pray three times a day, with lengthier prayers on special days, such as the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The siddur is the prayerbook used by Jews all over the world, containing a set order of daily prayers. Jewish prayer is usually described as having two aspects: kavanah (intention) and keva (the ritualistic, structured elements).
The most important Jewish prayers are the Shema Yisrael (“Hear O Israel”) and the Amidah (“the standing prayer”).
Communal prayer is preferred over solitary prayer, and a quorum of 10 adult males (a minyan) is considered by Orthodox Judaism a prerequisite for several communal prayers.
Rationalist approach to prayer
In this view, ultimate goal of prayer is to help train a person to focus on divinity through philosophy and intellectual contemplation. This approach was taken by Maimonides and the other medieval rationalists. One example of this approach to prayer is noted by Rabbi Steven Weil, who was appointed the Orthodox Union’s Executive-Vice President in 2009. He notes that the word “prayer” is a derivative of the Latin “precari”, which means “to beg”. The Hebrew equivalent “tefilah”, however, along with its root “pelel” or its reflexive “l’hitpallel”, means the act of self-analysis or self-evaluation. This approach is sometimes described as the person praying having a dialogue or conversation with God.
Educational approach to prayer
In this view, prayer is not a conversation. Rather, it is meant to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, but not to influence. This has been the approach of Rabbenu Bachya, Yehuda Halevy, Joseph Albo, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and Joseph Dov Soloveitchik. This view is expressed by Rabbi Nosson Scherman in the overview to the Artscroll Siddur (p. XIII); note that Scherman goes on to also affirm the Kabbalistic view (see below).
Kabbalistic approach to prayer
Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) uses a series of kavanot, directions of intent, to specify the path the prayer ascends in the dialog with God, to increase its chances of being answered favorably. Kabbalists ascribe a higher meaning to the purpose of prayer, which is no less than affecting the very fabric of reality itself, restructuring and repairing the universe in a real fashion. In this view, every word of every prayer, and indeed, even every letter of every word, has a precise meaning and a precise effect. Prayers thus literally affect the mystical forces of the universe, and repair the fabric of creation.
Among Jews, this approach has been taken by the Chassidei Ashkenaz (German pietists of the Middle-Ages), the Arizal’s Kabbalist tradition, Ramchal, most of Hassidism, the Vilna Gaon, and Jacob Emden.
Christianity
Main articles: Prayer in Christianity and Christian worship
Christian prayers are quite varied. They can be completely spontaneous, or read entirely from a text, like the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Probably the most common and universal prayer among Christians is the Lord’s Prayer, which according to the gospel accounts is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Some Protestant denominations choose not to recite the Lord’s Prayer or other rote prayers.
Christians generally pray to God or to the Father. Some Christians (e.g., Catholics, Orthodox) will also ask the righteous in heaven and “in Christ,” such as Virgin Mary or other saints to intercede by praying on their behalf (intercession of saints). Formulaic closures include “through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, through all the ages of ages,” and “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
It is customary among Protestants to end prayers with “In Jesus’ name, Amen” or “In the name of Christ, Amen”[34] However, the most commonly used closure in Christianity is simply “Amen” (from a Hebrew adverb used as a statement of affirmation or agreement, usually translated as so be it).
There is also the form of prayer called hesychast which is a repetitious type of prayer for the purpose of meditation. In the Western or Latin Rite of Catholic Church, probably the most common is the Rosary; In the Eastern Church (the Eastern rites of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church), the Jesus Prayer.
Roman Catholic tradition includes specific prayers and devotions as acts of reparation which do not involve a petition for a living or deceased beneficiary, but aim to repair the sins of others, e.g. for the repair of the sin of blasphemy performed by others
Pentecostalism
In Pentecostal congregations, prayer is often done by speaking in a foreign tongue, a practice now known as glossolalia.[36] Practitioners of Pentecostal glossolalia may claim that the languages they speak in prayer are real foreign languages, and that the ability to speak those languages spontaneously is a gift of the Holy Spirit;[37][38] however, many people outside the movement have offered alternative views. George Barton Cutten suggested that glossolalia was a sign of mental illness.[39] Felicitas Goodman suggested that tongue speakers were under a form of hypnosis.[40] Others suggest that it is a learned behaviour. Some of these views have allegedly been refuted
Christian Science
Christian Science teaches that prayer is a spiritualization of thought or an understanding of God and of the nature of the underlying spiritual creation. Adherents believe that this can result in healing, by bringing spiritual reality (the “Kingdom of Heaven” in Biblical terms) into clearer focus in the human scene. The world as it appears to the senses is regarded as a distorted version of the world of spiritual ideas. Prayer can heal the distortion. Christian Scientists believe that prayer does not change the spiritual creation but gives a clearer view of it, and the result appears in the human scene as healing: the human picture adjusts to coincide more nearly with the divine reality. Christian Scientists do not practice intercessory prayer as it is commonly understood, and they generally avoid combining prayer with medical treatment in the belief that the two practices tend to work against each other. (However, the choice of healing method is regarded as a matter for the individual, and the Christian Science Church exerts no pressure on members to avoid medical treatment if they wish to avail of it as an alternative to Christian Science healing.) Prayer works through love: the recognition of God’s creation as spiritual, intact, and inherently lovable

Prevalence of prayer for health

Some modalities of alternative medicine employ prayer. A survey released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, found that in 2002, 43% of Americans pray for their own health, 24% pray for others’ health, and 10% participate in a prayer group for their own healt
Islam
Muslims pray a ritualistic prayer called salah or salat in Arabic, facing the Kaaba in Mecca, five times a day. The command to pray is in the Quran in several chapters. The prophet Muhammed showed each Muslim the true method of offering prayers thus the same method is observed till date. There is the “call for prayer” (adhan or azaan), where the muezzin calls for all the followers to stand together for the prayer. The prayer consists of standing, by mentioning -àllàh o -àqbàr (God is great) followed by recitation of the first chapter of the Quran. After the person bends and praises god, then prostrates and again praises god. The prayer ends with the following words “peace and blessings be upon you”. During the prayer a Muslim cannot talk or do anything else besides praying. Once the prayer is complete one can offer voluntary prayers or supplicate -àllàh for his needs. There are also many standard duas or supplications, also in Arabic, to be recited at various times, e.g. for one’s parents, after salah, before eating. Muslims may also say dua in their own words and languages for any issue they wish to communicate with God in the hope that God will answer their prayers.[20] Certain Shia fiqhs pray 3 times a day.
Bahá’í
Main article: Prayer in the Bahá’í Faith
Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and `Abdu’l-Bahá have revealed many prayers for general use, and some for specific occasions, including for unity, detachment, spiritual upliftment, and healing among others. Bahá’ís are also required to recite each day one of three obligatory prayers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh. The believers have been enjoined to face in the direction of the Qiblih when reciting their Obligatory Prayer. The longest obligatory prayer may be recited at any time during the day; another, of medium length, is recited once in the morning, once at midday, and once in the evening; and the shortest can be recited anytime between noon and sunset. Bahá’ís also read from and meditate on the scriptures every morning and evening.
Eastern religions
In contrast with Western religion, Eastern religion for the most part discards worship and places devotional emphasis on the practice of meditation alongside scriptural study. Consequently, prayer is seen as a form of meditation or an adjunct practice to meditation
Buddhism
n certain Buddhist sects, prayer accompanies meditation. Buddhism for the most part sees prayer as a secondary, supportive practice to meditation and scriptural study. Gautama Buddha claimed that human beings possess the capacity and potential to be liberated, or enlightened, through contemplation, leading to insight. Prayer is seen mainly as a powerful psycho-physical practice that can enhance meditation.[48]
In the earliest Buddhist tradition, the Theravada, and in the later Mahayana tradition of Zen (or Chán), prayer plays only an ancillary role. It is largely a ritual expression of wishes for success in the practice and in helping all beings.[49][50][51][52]
The skillful means (Sanskrit: upaya) of the transfer of merit (Sanskrit: parinamana) is an evocation and prayer. Moreover, indeterminate buddhas are available for intercession as they reside in awoken-fields (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra).
The nirmanakaya of a awoken-field is what is generally known and understood as mandala. The opening and closing of the ring (Sanskrit: mandala) is an active prayer. An active prayer is a mindful activity, an activity in which mindfulness is not just cultivated but is.[53] A common prayer is “May the merit of my practice, adorn Buddhas’ Pure Lands, requite the fourfold kindness from above, and relieve the suffering of the three life-journeys below. Universally wishing sentient beings, Friends, foes, and karmic creditors, all to activate the bodhi mind, and all to be reborn in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.” (願以此功德 莊嚴佛淨土 上報四重恩 下濟三途苦 普願諸眾生 冤親諸債主 悉發菩提心 同生極樂國)[54]
The Generation Stage (Sanskrit: utpatti-krama) of Vajrayana involves prayer elements.[55]
The Tibetan Buddhism tradition emphasizes an instructive and devotional relationship to a guru; this may involve devotional practices known as guru yoga which are congruent with prayer. It also appears that Tibetan Buddhism posits the existence of various deities, but the peak view of the tradition is that the deities or yidam are no more existent or real than the continuity (Sanskrit: santana; refer mindstream) of the practitioner, environment and activity. But how practitioners engage yidam or tutelary deities will depend upon the level or more appropriately yana at which they are practicing. At one level, one may pray to a deity for protection or assistance, taking a more subordinate role. At another level, one may invoke the deity, on a more equal footing. And at a higher level one may deliberately cultivate the idea that one has become the deity, whilst remaining aware that its ultimate nature is shunyata. The views of the more esoteric yana are impenetrable for those without direct experience and empowerment.
Pure Land Buddhism emphasizes the recitation by devotees of prayer-like mantras, a practice often called Nembutsu.[56]:190 On one level it is said that reciting these mantras can ensure rebirth into a sambhogakaya land (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra) after bodily dissolution, a sheer ball spontaneously co-emergent to a buddha’s enlightened intention. According to Shinran, the founder of the Pure Land Buddhism tradition that is most prevalent in the US[56]:193[57] “for the long haul nothing is as efficacious as the Nembutsu.”[56]:197[58] On another, the practice is a form of meditation aimed at achieving realization.[citation needed]
But beyond all these practices the Buddha emphasized the primacy of individual practice and experience. He said that supplication to gods or deities was not necessary. Nevertheless, today many lay people in East Asian countries pray to the Buddha in ways that resemble Western prayer—asking for intervention and offering devotion.
Hinduism
Hinduism has incorporated many kinds of prayer (Sanskrit: prārthanā), from fire-based rituals to philosophical musings. While chanting involves ‘by dictum’ recitation of timeless verses or verses with timings and notations, dhyanam involves deep meditation (however short or long) on the preferred deity/God. Again the object to which prayers are offered could be a persons referred as devtas, trinity or incarnation of either devtas or trinity or simply plain formless meditation as practiced by the ancient sages. All of these are directed to fulfilling personal needs or deep spiritual enlightenment. Ritual invocation was part and parcel of the Vedic religion and as such permeated their sacred texts. Indeed, the highest sacred texts of the Hindus, the Vedas, are a large collection of mantras and prayer rituals. Classical Hinduism came to focus on extolling a single supreme force, Brahman, that is made manifest in several lower forms as the familiar gods of the Hindu pantheon[dubious – discuss]. Hindus in India have numerous devotional movements. Hindus may pray to the highest absolute God Brahman, or more commonly to Its three manifestations namely creator god called Brahma, preserver god called Vishnu and destroyer god (so that the creation cycle can start afresh) Shiva, and at the next level to Vishnu’s avatars (earthly appearances) Rama and Krishna or to many other male or female deities. Typically, Hindus pray with their hands (the palms) joined together in pranam. The hand gesture is similar to the popular Indian greeting namaste.
Jainism
Although Jains believe that no spirit or divine being can assist them on their path, they do hold some influence, and on special occasions, Jains will pray for right knowledge to the twenty-four Tirthankaras (saintly teachers) or sometimes to Hindu deities such as Ganesha.
Shinto
The practices involved in Shinto prayer are heavily influenced by Buddhism; Japanese Buddhism has also been strongly influenced by Shinto in turn. The most common and basic form of devotion involves throwing a coin, or several, into a collection box, ringing a bell, clapping one’s hands, and contemplating one’s wish or prayer silently. The bell and hand clapping are meant to wake up or attract the attention of the kami of the shrine, so that one’s prayer may be heard.
Shinto prayers quite frequently consist of wishes or favors asked of the kami, rather than lengthy praises or devotions. Unlike in certain other faiths, it is not considered irregular or inappropriate to ask favors of the kami in this way, and indeed many shrines are associated with particular favors, such as success on exams.
In addition, one may write one’s wish on a small wooden tablet, called an ema, and leave it hanging at the shrine, where the kami can read it. If the wish is granted, one may return to the shrine to leave another ema as an act of thanksgiving.
Sikhism
The Ardās (Punjabi: ਅਰਦਾਸ) is a Sikh prayer that is done before performing or after undertaking any significant task; after reciting the daily Banis (prayers); or completion of a service like the Paath (scripture reading/recitation), kirtan (hymn-singing) program or any other religious program. In Sikhism, these prayers are also said before and after eating. The prayer is a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he or she is about to undertake or has done.
The Ardas is usually always done standing up with folded hands. The beginning of the Ardas is strictly set by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. When it comes to conclusion of this prayer, the devotee uses word like “Waheguru please bless me in the task that I am about to undertake” when starting a new task or “Akal Purakh, having completed the hymn-singing, we ask for your continued blessings so that we can continue with your memory and remember you at all times”, etc. The word “Ardās” is derived from Persian word ‘Arazdashat’, meaning a request, supplication, prayer, petition or an address to a superior authority.
Ardās is a unique prayer based on the fact that it is one of the few well-known prayers in the Sikh religion that was not written in its entirety by the Gurus. The Ardās cannot be found within the pages of the Guru Granth Sahib because it is a continually changing devotional text that has evolved over time in order for it to encompass the feats, accomplishments, and feelings of all generations of Sikhs within its lines. Taking the various derivation of the word Ardās into account, the basic purpose of this prayer is an appeal to Waheguru for his protection and care, as well as being a plea for the welfare and prosperity of all mankind, and a means for the Sikhs to thank Waheguru for all that he has done
Taoism
Prayer in Taoism is less common than Fulu, which is the drawing and writing of supernatural talismans
Animism
Although prayer in its literal sense is not used in animism, communication with the spirit world is vital to the animist way of life. This is usually accomplished through a shaman who, through a trance, gains access to the spirit world and then shows the spirits’ thoughts to the people. Other ways to receive messages from the spirits include using astrology or contemplating fortune tellers and healers. The native religions in some parts of North, East and South Asia, America, Africa, and Oceania are often animistic.
America
The Aztec religion was not strictly animist. It had an ever increasing pantheon of deities, and the shamans performed ritual prayer to these deities in their respective temples. These shamans made petitions to the proper deities in exchange for a sacrifice offering: food, flowers, effigies, and animals, usually quail. But the larger the thing required from the God the larger the sacrifice had to be, and for the most important rites one would offer one’s own blood; by cutting his ears, arms, tongue, thighs, chest or genitals, and often a human life; either warrior, slave, or even self-sacrifice.[63]
The Pueblo Indians are known to have used prayer sticks, that is, sticks with feathers attached as supplicatory offerings. The Hopi Indians used prayer sticks as well, but they attached to it a small bag of sacred meat
Australia
In Australia, prayers to the “Great Wit” are performed by the “clever wapmen” and “clever women”, or kadji. These Aboriginal shamans use maban or mabain, the material that is believed to give them their purported magical powers
Neopaganism
Adherents to forms of modern Neopaganism pray to various gods. The most commonly worshiped and prayed to gods are those of Pre-Christian Europe, such as Celtic, Norse, or Graeco-Roman gods. Prayer can vary from sect to sect, and with some (such as Wicca) prayer may also be associated with ritual magick.
Theurgy and Western Esotericism
Practitioners of theurgy and western esotericism may practice a form of ritual which utilizes both pre-sanctioned prayers and names of God, and prayers “from the heart” that, when combined, allows the participant to ascend spiritually, and in some instances, induce a trance in which God or other spiritual beings may be realized. Very similar to hermetic qabala, and orthodox qabala, it is believed that prayer can influence both the physical and non-physical worlds. The use of ritualistic signs and names are believed to be archetypes in which the subconscious may take form as the Inner God, or another spiritual being, and the “prayer from the heart” to be that spiritual force speaking through the participant.
Meher Baba
The Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba emphasized both the beauty of prayer as praise and the power of prayer as petition:
“The ideal prayer to the Lord is nothing more than spontaneous praise of His being. You praise Him, not in the spirit of bargain but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation of what He really is. You praise Him because He is praiseworthy. Your praise is a spontaneous appreciative response to his true being, as infinite light, infinite power and infinite bliss.”[66]
“Through repeated sincere prayers it is possible to effect an exit from the otherwise inexorable working out of the law of karma. The forgiveness asked from God evokes from Him His inscrutable grace, which alone can give new direction to the inexorable karmic determination
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Soft Cell


Soft Cell è un duo britannico di musica elettronica dei primi anni ottanta che riscosse un buon successo di pubblico e di critica, composto da: Marc Almond (voce) e David Ball (sintetizzatore) e riformatosi poi nel 2003.

Le loro canzoni, di orientamento musicale synth-pop, oltre che raccontare storie d’amore, si focalizzano spesso su tematiche controverse quali il sesso estremo, il travestitismo, l’uso di droghe e persino l’omicidio.

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Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo are principally known for their 1981 hit version of “Tainted Love” (#8 US) and 1981 debut album entitled Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.

In the United Kingdom, they had ten Top 40 hits including “Tainted Love” (#1 UK), “Torch” (#2 UK), “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” (#3 UK), “What!” (#3 UK), and “Bedsitter” (#4 UK), and also had four Top 20 albums between 1981 and 1984. In 1984, the duo split but reformed from 2001 to 2004 to tour and record new material, releasing their fifth studio album, Cruelty Without Beauty in 2002.

Soft Cell’s songs have been covered by various artists including Nine Inch Nails, David Gray, Nouvelle Vague, Marilyn Manson, and A-ha.[4] Their track, “Memorabilia”, earned recognition for the band as pioneers of the synth-oriented techno genre.[5] The duo have sold 10 million records worldwide.

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Irrazionale – Irrational


Irrazionale

Rivoluzione nascente
che riprende il flusso
denigrato e sfuggente
di caos e contro bilanciamento
di contingenti irriverenti
di irrazionale ed ancestrale
cammino controcorrente

Putrescenti occasi
che liquidano nel nulla
le mosse inquiete
di rapaci sospiri
per immolare il tempo :
controcultura corrente
d’irriverente progetto

Tutto avanza
perdendo valore
di nitide memorie
– abrasa mente –
simulacro nesciente

Lenta immolazione
con l’inganno che illude
ed elude la vita
che rinnega se stessa

29.03.2004 Poetyca

Irrational

Nascent revolution
which incorporates the flow
disparaged and fleeting
of chaos and balance against
quotas irreverent
irrational and ancestral
way upstream

Putrescent occas
dismiss that nothing in
moves restlessly
sighs of prey
to sacrifice time:
counter-current
disrespectful of the project

All forward
losing value
vivid memories of
– Abraded mind –
simulacrum nescient

Slow immolation
by deception that deceives
and circumvents the life
who denies herself

29.03.2004 Poetyca

Lacerata cortina di nubi – Torn Curtain clouds


Lacerata cortina di nubi

Quanti sogni manifesta il cuore fanciullo:
chimere e attese di scoprire il fascino
di un mondo che appare spazio d’incanto

Quante poi le cadute ed i muri
– amare ferite –
che sbriciolano ogni entusiasmo

Singhiozza la speranza lungo la via
e sembra oscurarsi il cielo – senza sole –
perchè tra fitte nuvole è nascosto

Restano vuote le mani
ed incisi nell’anima
sono i graffi mortali

Qualcosa…qualcosa resta
con gusto di nostalgia
come piccolo fiore

Lieve la brezza
che chiama Primavera
ed ancora il risveglio

Ecco è vento
che palpitando
conduce forza nuova

Lacerata cortina di nubi
ora si dona alla visione
d’un sole che mai ha abbandonato

09.02.2004 Poetyca

Torn Curtain clouds

How many dreams manifest your heart boy:
chimeras and waited to discover the charm
a world that is enchanting space

How then falls and walls
– Love hurts –
that crumble any enthusiasm

Sobs hope along the way
and seems to darken the sky – no sun –
because it is hidden in dense clouds

Remain empty hands
and engraved in the soul
Scratches are fatal

Something … something is
with taste of nostalgia
as a small flower

Slight breeze
calling Spring
and still waking up

Here is wind
that trembling
brings new strength

Torn Curtain clouds
now gives vision
of a sun that never gave up

– 09.02.2004 Poetyca

Perle di neve – Pearls snow


Perle di neve

Candido scende
mentre lieve si dona
con pallido incanto
in accarezzar di sogni
che ora sfiora
Stupore bambino
senza alcun tempo
nutre e disseta
solchi silenti
di anime arse
Petali bianchi
accolti da sempre
perle di neve
fiocchi d’amore
per voce sola

14.10.2004 Poetyca

Pearls snow

Candide falls
while slightly gives
with pale enchantment
Shakes in dreams
now nearly
Wonder child
no time
nourished
furrows silent
Anime burned
White petals
always accepted
beads snow
flakes of love
for solo voice

14.10.2004 Poetyca

Sogno – Dream


Sogno

Ti penso seguendoti
– senza rumore –
come piuma che danza
tra le chiome degli alberi
come voce che sussurra
soltanto sogni
ed accarezzo le ciglia confuse
nella visione

Ti racconto storie
di lune pallide
che rincorrono il tempo
della memoria
per farlo vivere ancora
oltre le attese
ed i silenzi
colmi di parole

Ti respirerò piano
la vita ed il bene
nel battito pigro
del tuo cuore
perché palpiti
oltre ogni confine
ed intrecci speranze
per esserci ancora

Tu chiudi gli occhi
e non pensare
a questo sonno che scivola
e confonde
il clima e la stagione
in vorticosa danza
d’immagini nuove :
io ci sono

31.07.2004 Poetyca

Dream

I’ll follow you
– No noise –
dancing as a feather
among the treetops
as a voice that whispers
just dreams
I stroke the eyelashes and confused
in vision

We tell stories
pale moons
chasing time
memory
to make it live again
than expected
and silences
full of words

You will breathe up
and the good life
lazy in the heart
of your heart
it beats
beyond the border
plots and hopes
yet to be

You close your eyes
and think
this sleep that slips
and confuses
the climate and season
in the whirling dance
of new images:
I am here

31.07.2004 Poetyca

Oltre ciò che vedi – Besides what you see


Oltre ciò che vedi

Amore è forza
che conduce
dove l’anima ha casa

Amore è palpito
per chi s’abbandona
ai suoi sogni
mentre tutto riposa
nei silenzi

Dono è l’attimo
incrociati sguardi
per indicare la via
all’emozione
che fulgida guida

Stella d’oriente
ora incanta
e sospira
oltre ciò che vedi

Occhi languidi
si specchiano
alla fonte
dei desideri

01.02.2004 Poetyca

Besides what you see

Love is strength
leading
where is the soul’s house

Love is the pulse
for who abandons
his dreams
while everything rests
in silence

Gift is the moment
crossed eyes
to show the way
emotion
that bright guide

Star of the East
hours enchants
and sighs
beyond what you see

Languid eyes
reflected
source
of desire

01.02.2004 Poetyca

The Who – Greatest Hits Ultimate Best Of – HQ



The Who è uno storico gruppo musicale rock britannico originario di Londra, considerato tra le maggiori band Rock ‘n Roll di tutti i tempi, con oltre 100 milioni di dischi venduti.[7] Le prime apparizioni dal vivo degli Who risalgono al 1964,[8] con quella che è considerata la storica formazione del gruppo: Pete Townshend (chitarrista e autore della maggior parte delle canzoni), Roger Daltrey (voce), John Entwistle (basso elettrico) e Keith Moon (batteria).

Dopo un breve periodo da portabandiera del movimento Mod inglese, gli Who raggiungono il successo nel 1965, con l’uscita dell’album My Generation, il cui omonimo brano si dimostra essere il primo inno generazionale,[9] nonché uno dei pezzi ancor oggi più conosciuti e rappresentativi della band,[10] oltre ad essere inserito nel 2004 dalla rivista Rolling Stone all’undicesimo posto tra le 500 migliori canzoni secondo Rolling Stone.[11] Gli Who nel corso della loro carriera hanno piazzato 27 singoli nei primi 40 posti delle classifiche di vendita britanniche e statunitensi, oltre a raggiungere la top ten con 17 album (ottenendo nel contempo 18 dischi d’oro, 12 di platino, e 5 multi-platino solamente negli Stati Uniti).

Gli Who raggiungono il grande pubblico a partire dal 1965 con una serie di singoli di successo, grazie anche alle trasmissioni di alcune radio pirata di oltremanica come Radio Caroline, tra i quali vanno ricordati I Can’t Explain e Substitute. In A Quick One, pubblicato nel 1966, è possibile notare il progredire della ricerca musicale di Townshend verso la realizzazione di un’opera rock a carattere teatrale, che si concretizzerà poi in Tommy (1969) e nella più matura Quadrophenia (1973), nel cui film associato si fece notare un giovanissimo Sting.

Del 1979 è anche il documentario sulla storia del gruppo Uragano Who (The Kids Are Alright). Tra i protagonisti della Swinging London, furono molto influenzati dalla musica dei loro contemporanei Beatles e Rolling Stones, di cui continuarono il fenomeno della British invasion. Ebbero una notevole influenza su altre band a loro volta, lasciando un’onda lunga che va dai Led Zeppelin[12] ai Sex Pistols,[13] dagli U2[14] agli Oasis[1] passando per i Pearl Jam.[15]

È particolarmente discusso l’inserimento degli Who all’interno del genere proto-punk, ovvero a quella derivazione del garage rock che a metà anni settanta porterà Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash[1] ed altre band a creare il punk rock ed in particolare il punk rock delle origini. La distanza stilistica degli Who con altre band appartenenti al proto punk è evidente, tuttavia le innovazioni stilistiche apportate dagli Who al rock, soprattutto nell’uso della batteria fanno propendere alcune fonti[2] a ritenere che la band possa essere considerata come seminale rispetto al genere suddetto.

Dopo la scomparsa di Keith Moon, morto nel 1978, e di John Entwistle, nel 2002, Townshend e Daltrey continuano a proporre dal vivo i loro brani più classici, accompagnati da Pino Palladino al basso e Zak Starkey (figlio di Richard, meglio conosciuto come Ringo Starr) alla batteria. Nel 2006, gli Who hanno pubblicato il loro primo disco registrato in studio da It’s Hard del 1982, intitolato Endless Wire.

Il gruppo appare alla posizione 29 della lista dei 100 migliori artisti secondo Rolling Stone.[16] Tutti i membri della band fanno inoltre parte individualmente di una delle classifiche di Rolling Stone, di cui tre nella top ten del proprio strumento: Roger Daltrey alla posizione 61 della lista dei 100 migliori cantanti secondo Rolling Stone,[17] Pete Townshend alla 10ª della lista dei 100 migliori chitarristi,[18] Keith Moon alla 2ª tra i migliori batteristi di tutti i tempi scelti dai lettori della rivista[19] e John Entwistle è al primo posto nella classifica dei migliori bassisti di tutti i tempi scelti dai lettori.

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The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and establishing their reputation equally on live shows and studio work.

The Who developed from an earlier group, the Detours, and established themselves as part of the pop art and mod movements, featuring auto-destructive art by destroying guitars and drums on stage. Their first single as the Who, “I Can’t Explain”, reached the UK top ten, followed by a string of singles including “My Generation”, “Substitute” and “Happy Jack”. In 1967, they performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and released the US top ten single “I Can See for Miles”, while touring extensively. The group’s fourth album, 1969’s rock opera Tommy, included the single “Pinball Wizard” and was a critical and commercial success. Live appearances at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festival, along with the live album Live at Leeds, cemented their reputation as a respected rock act. With their success came increased pressure on lead songwriter and visionary Townshend, and the follow-up to Tommy, Lifehouse, was abandoned. Songs from the project made up 1971’s Who’s Next, which included the hit “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. The group released the album Quadrophenia in 1973 as a celebration of their mod roots, and oversaw the film adaptation of Tommy in 1975. They continued to tour to large audiences before semi-retiring from live performances at the end of 1976. The release of Who Are You in 1978 was overshadowed by the death of Moon shortly after.

Kenney Jones replaced Moon and the group resumed activity, releasing a film adaptation of Quadrophenia and the retrospective documentary The Kids Are Alright. After Townshend became weary of touring, the group split in 1982. The Who occasionally re-formed for live appearances such as Live Aid in 1985, a 25th anniversary tour in 1989 and a tour of Quadrophenia in 1996. They resumed regular touring in 1999, with drummer Zak Starkey. After Entwistle’s death in 2002, plans for a new album were delayed. Townshend and Daltrey continued as the Who, releasing Endless Wire in 2006, and continued to play live regularly.

The Who’s major contributions to rock music include the development of the Marshall stack, large PA systems, use of the synthesizer, Entwistle and Moon’s lead playing styles, and the development of the rock opera. They are cited as an influence by several hard rock, punk rock and mod bands, and their songs still receive regular exposure.

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The best of Rolling Stones


I Rolling Stones sono un gruppo musicale rock britannico, composto da Mick Jagger (voce, armonica, chitarra), Keith Richards (chitarre, voce), Ronnie Wood (chitarre, cori) e Charlie Watts (batteria, percussioni). È una delle band più importanti e tra le maggiori espressioni della miscela tra i generi della musica rock e blues, quel genere musicale che è l’evoluzione del rock & roll anni cinquanta, da loro rivisitato in chiave più dura con ritmi lascivi, canto aggressivo, continui riferimenti al sesso e, talvolta, alle droghe pesanti.

Per il loro essere trasgressivi furono chiamati i “brutti, sporchi e cattivi” e contrapposti ai più rassicuranti Beatles, anche se tale contrapposizione fu spesso creata dagli stessi Rolling Stones che si comportavano in modo volutamente antitetico rispetto ai Beatles (con i quali ebbero peraltro sempre un ottimo rapporto di stima e amicizia), proponendo così un modello alternativo a uso e consumo della stampa musicale. I Rolling Stones sono stati, e sono tuttora, un’autentica pietra miliare nell’evoluzione della musica rock del XX secolo, portando sotto i riflettori il malcontento e di conseguenza la protesta di intere generazioni, incarnando così il travagliato spirito dei grandi bluesman del passato e scegliendo il titolo di una canzone di uno di questi (Muddy Waters) come nome del loro gruppo.

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985. Jones departed the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1975. Subsequently, Ronnie Wood has been on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has been the main bassist. Other notable keyboardists for the band have included Nicky Hopkins, active from 1967 to 1982; Billy Preston through the mid 1970s (most prominent on Black and Blue) and Chuck Leavell, active since 1982. The band was first led by Jones but after teaming as the band’s songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed de facto leadership.

The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964–65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Critic Sean Egan states that within a year of the release of their 1964 debut album, they “were being perceived by the youth of Britain and then the world as representatives of opposition to an old, cruel order — the antidote to a class-bound, authoritarian culture.”[1] They were instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll and of changing the international focus of blues culture, to the less sophisticated blues typified by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters, writer of “Rollin’ Stone”, after which the band is named. After a short period of musical experimentation that culminated with the poorly received and largely psychedelic album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), the group returned to its bluesy roots with Beggars’ Banquet (1968) which—along with its follow-ups, Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972)—is generally considered to be the band’s best work and are considered the Rolling Stones’ “Golden Age”. Musicologist Robert Palmer attributed the “remarkable endurance” of the Rolling Stones to being “rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music”, while “more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone”.[2]

The band continued to release commercially successful records in the 1970s and sold many albums, with Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981) being their two most sold albums worldwide. In the 1980s, a feud between Jagger and Richards about the band’s musical direction almost caused the band to split but they managed to patch their relationship and had a big comeback with Steel Wheels (1989) which was followed by a big stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, new recorded material from the group has been increasingly less well-received and less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones have continued to be a huge attraction on the live circuit, with big stadium tours in the 1990s and 2000s. By 2007, the band had made what were then four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time (Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–95), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–99), Licks Tour (2002–03) and A Bigger Bang Tour (2005–07).[3]

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list, and their estimated album sales are above 250 million. They have released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) was their first of five consecutive number one studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive number one studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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Dio è il respiro di ogni respiro – God is the breath of every breath – Willigis Jäger


divine saints

Dio è il respiro di ogni respiro

 
Una religione può essere paragonata alla luna che illumina la terra di notte, ma che riceve a sua volta la luce dal sole. Se la luna si frappone tra il sole e la terra, abbiamo un’eclissi solare. Lo stesso avviene con la religione. Il sole è il divino che illumina le religioni, in modo che queste, a loro volta, illuminino gli esseri umani sul loro cammino. Se però la religione si considera troppo importante e si frappone tra Dio e l’uomo, ecco che Dio viene oscurato. Questa è una tendenza presente in tutte le religioni – e pertanto la mistica è inevitabilmente soggetta ad una certa critica religiosa – non tanto perché respinga le religioni, ma in quanto ammonimento nei confronti di una auto sopravvalutazione.Il poeta Kabir, ispirato dalla mistica, ha espresso tale ammonimento in una bella poesia. Figlio di una musulmana ed in seguito discepolo di un bramino, visse sul confine tra islam ed induismo, e forse per questo ebbe un fiuto particolare per i limiti delle religioni. Scrive: “O tu che mi cerchi, dove mi cerchi? Vedi, io sono con te. Non sono nel tempio e neanche nella moschea, nemmeno nella Kaaba né sul Kailash. Non sono nei riti e nelle cerimonie, e neanche nello yoga e nell’ascesi. Se tu davvero sei in ricerca, mi vedrai subito, mi incontrerai nello stesso momento. Dice Kabir: oh saddhu! Dio è il respiro di ogni respiro”.

 
Non consiglierò a nessuno di lasciare la propria religione come del resto neanch’io vorrei abbandonare il mio cristianesimo. ma per me la religione è solo un cartello indicatore, non la meta. Coloro che si rivolgono a me di solito lo fanno perché sono caduti in una crisi e non riescono più a scorgere il senso della propria esistenza. Improvvisamente si trovano di fronte a domande alle quali non sanno dare una risposta da soli: Perché vivo? Dove vado? Perché mi è successo questo? Le religioni hanno sempre cercato di rispondere a questi interrogativi. Ma le risposte non soddisfano più molti uomini dei nostri giorni. Improvvisamente qualcuno si sente mancare il terreno sotto ai piedi, e c’è una grande insicurezza diffusa.
I percorsi spirituali classici sono paragonabili ad una mappa dello spirito che permette di verificare in modo piuttosto esatto dove ci troviamo e quali sviluppi spirituali possiamo aspettarci. Tutti questi percorsi sono dei sentieri che conducono alla vetta dello stesso monte. È evidente che assumo una posizione critica nei confronti delle religioni. In particolare, mi oppongo ad una struttura rigida assoluta. Qual è il cammino giusto per ciascuno? Chi trova il cammino mistico all’interno della propria tradizione religiosa non ha bisogno di rivolgersi ad altre religioni. Tuttavia ciò risulta difficile all’interno della tradizione cristiana. La contemplazione non viene insegnata, non ci sono insegnanti mistici e neanche cammini spirituali che abbiano, fin dall’inizio, come obiettivo l’esperienza del divino. Chi la cerca spesso non ha altra scelta che quella di rivolgersi ad altre tradizioni religiose.
 
(Willigis Jäger, L’onda è il mare, Appunti di Viaggio, Roma 2004, pp. 82-86)
God is the breath of every breath
A religion can be compared to the moon that illuminates the earth at night, but that in turn receives light from the sun. If the moon comes between the sun and the earth, we have a solar eclipse. The same is true with religion. The sun is illuminating the divine religions, so that they, in turn, enlighten humans in their path. But if religion is considered too important and stands between God and man, so God is obscured. This is a trend present in all religions – and, therefore, the mystique is inevitably subject to a certain religious criticism – not because they reject religion, but as a warning against a car overstatement.The poet Kabir, inspired by mysticism, has expressed this warning in a lovely poem. Son of a Muslim and later a disciple of a Brahmin, he lived on the border between Islam and Hinduism, and perhaps that had a particular flair for the limits of religion. He writes: “O you who look for me, where I looking for? See, I’m with you. I’m not in the temple, nor the mosque, even in the Kaaba nor the Kailash. I’m not in rites and ceremonies, nor in Yoga and asceticism. If you really are in search, you will see me immediately, I will meet at the same time. Kabir says: oh saddhu! God is the breath of all breath. “
 
Do not recommend to anyone to leave their religion as the rest of it myself I would leave my Christianity. but for me religion is only a signpost, not the destination. Those who come to me usually do so because they have fallen into a crisis and can no longer see the meaning of life. Suddenly you are faced with questions that can not give an answer yourself: Why do I live? Where do I go? Why did this happen? Religions have always tried to answer these questions. But the answers do not meet many more people of our days. Suddenly someone feels the rug out from under their feet, and there is a large widespread insecurity.

The traditional spiritual paths are comparable to a map of the spirit that allows you to check in quite exactly where we are and what we can expect spiritual developments. All these paths are paths that lead to the summit of the same mountain. It is clear that assume a critical position towards religions. In particular, I object to a rigid structure absolute. What is the right path for everyone? Who is the mystical path within their own religious tradition does not need to turn to other religions. However, this is difficult within the Christian tradition. Contemplation is not taught, there are no teachers and even mystical spiritual paths who have, from the outset, the objective experience of the divine. Who seeks it often has no other choice but to turn to other religious traditions.
(Willigis Jäger, Wave is the sea, Travel Notes, Rome 2004, p. 82-86)

My “Best Of… Elvis Costello And The Attractions” Compilation



Elvis Costello, pseudonimo di Declan Patrick MacManus (Londra, 25 agosto 1954), è un cantautore, chitarrista e compositore britannico. Ha iniziato la sua carriera negli anni settanta come esponente della scena pub rock londinese, prima che il suo nome venisse associato ai movimenti punk e new wave della seconda metà degli anni ’70.[1]

Il suo acclamato album d’esordio My Aim Is True è stato registrato nel 1976. Poco tempo dopo ha formato il gruppo The Attractions, che lo ha accompagnato negli anni seguenti.

Nel corso della sua carriera ha vinto numerosi premi, incluso un Grammy Award ed ha ricevuto due nomination ai BRIT Award nella categoria “Best British Male”. Elvis Costello e The Attractions sono inclusi nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nel 2004 Costello è stato inserito nella lista dei 100 artisti più grandi di tutti i tempi secondo Rolling Stone alla posizione #80.[2]

Tra le sue canzoni più celebri vi sono Alison, Everyday I Write the Book, I Wanna Be Loved, God’s Comic, Shipbuilding, I Almost Had a Weakness, The Man Out of Time, She e Almost Blue.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Costello

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter.[3] He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s.[4][5] His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977. Shortly after recording his first album he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year’s Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single “Oliver’s Army”. His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[6]

Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello’s work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello’s lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a “pop encyclopaedia”, able to “reinvent the past in his own image”.[7]

Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.[8] In 2003, Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[9] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Costello

Tutto è Uno – All is One


Tutto è Uno

Di te stesso
sii sempre
discepolo e maestro
mentre la vita osservi
e raccogli nuova scoperta
Tutto é vita
La vita è Tutto
Il piccolo nel grande
il grande nel piccolo
e come in alto
così in basso
per essere goccia di mare
che all’oceano torna
con Amore

21.01.2004 Poetyca

All is One

Of yourself
Always be
pupil and teacher
while life watch
and collect new discovery
Everything is life
Life is Everything
The small in the large
great in the small
and as above
so low
for drop of sea
back to the ocean
With Love

21.01.2004 Poetyca

TRAFFIC LIVE AT SANTA MONICA 72


I Traffic sono stati un gruppo musicale rock britannico, i cui membri erano tutti originari delle West Midlands[2], regione contenente la seconda città più popolata dell’Inghilterra, Birmingham.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_(gruppo_musicale)
Traffic was an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands.[1] The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason.[2] They began as a psychedelic rock group whose early singles were influenced by The Beatles,[citation needed] and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like the Mellotron and harpsichord, sitar, and various reed instruments, and by incorporating jazz and improvisational techniques in their music.[2] Their first three singles were “Paper Sun”, “Hole in My Shoe”, and “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”.[1]

After disbanding in 1969, during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, Traffic reunited in 1970 to release the critically acclaimed album John Barleycorn Must Die. The band’s line-up varied from this point until they disbanded again in 1975. A partial reunion, with Winwood and Capaldi, took place in 1994.[2]

In 2004, Traffic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Traffic_(band)

Specchio di vita – Mirror of life


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Specchio di vita

Raccogli una lacrima
e svela a te stesso
quel che nascondevi
Dipingi un sorriso
e allarga le braccia
per accogliere l’arcobaleno

La vita ha a volte passi incerti
e vorresti l’incanto della luna
per sognare , ancora una volta
oltre il confine del nulla

Consapevolezza
è un cammino che raccoglie
tracce di cielo
per rincorrere nei silenzi
quel che eri e che sarai domani

Traccia di vita
in concentriche danze
oltre ogni tempo
per essere dell’infinito
l’incanto senza mistero

Respira ed apri la tua mano
per sentirla sfiorare
senza distanze
da chi ha nel cuore
la tua stessa musica

14.11.2004 Poetyca

Mirror of life

Collect a tear
and reveals to yourself
that you were hiding
Paint a smile
and spreads yours arms
to accommodate the rainbow

Life has sometimes uncertain steps
and would like the charm of the moon
to dream once again
beyond the boundary of nowhere

Awareness
is a path that collects
traces of sky
to chase in the silences
what you were and who you will be tomorrow

Trace of life
in concentric dances
beyond time
to be infinite
without the magic mystery

Breathe and open your hand
to hear her touch
distances without
by those who have the heart
your own music

14.11.2004 Poetyca

 

Come pendolo – As the pendulum


Come pendolo

Sono foglie d’Universo
che volteggiano in cuore
al centro del tutto
è richiamo d’Amore
ed oscilla come pendolo
questa tua incertezza
senza lamenti di luna
è il tuo silenzio
Un buio pozzo
al quale non vedi il fondo
tra metamorfosi lente
che non cercano rumore
Sono occhi che allagano
nel tormento della notte
tra luccichio di lacrime
che non si vogliona asciugare
E’ questo buio tempesta
se solca la notte
senza più parole
…Ma tu cerca
sotto l’orlo che scivola
di nuovo colore
quelle voci che chiamano
verso la danza di luce
che non si vorrebbe fermare

05.01.2004 Poetyca


As the pendulum

Leaves are the Universe
that flutter in my heart
the center of everything
is call of Love
and as the pendulum swings
that your uncertainty
uncomplaining moon
is your silence
A dark pit
which do not see the bottom
between slow metamorphosis
not seeking noise
Eyes are flooded
in the torment of night
between glint of tears
that no big desire to dry
And ‘this dark storm
if it crosses the night
no more words
But you try …
that slips under the rim
new color
those voices calling
to the dance of light
that would not stop

05.01.2004 Poetyca

Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage


Frank Vincent Zappa (Baltimora, 21 dicembre 1940Los Angeles, 4 dicembre 1993) è stato un compositore, chitarrista, cantante, arrangiatore, direttore d’orchestra eproduttore discografico statunitense. È considerato uno dei più grandi geni musicali del ‘900, capace di fondere tutti i generi a lui precedenti e contemporanei ottenendo un risultato insuperato.[2][3]

Definire il genere musicale di Zappa è quasi impossibile, ma si può affermare che fosse coinvolto in ambiti musicali come rock, blues, jazz, fusion, avanguardia, musica classica, satira e cabaret.[4][5]

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa

 

Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar.

Zappa was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound collages. His later albums shared this eclectic and experimental approach, irrespective of whether the fundamental format was rock, jazz or classical. His lyrics—often humorously—reflected his iconoclastic view of established social and political processes, structures and movements. He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion, and a forthright and passionate advocate for freedom of speech, self-education, political participation and the abolition of censorship.

He was a highly productive and prolific artist and gained widespread critical acclaim. He had some commercial success, particularly in Europe, and worked as an independent artist for most of his career. He also remains a major influence on musicians and composers. Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Zappa was married to Kathryn J. “Kay” Sherman from 1960 to 1964. In 1967, he married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, with whom he remained until his death from prostate cancer in 1993. They had four children: Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva. In 2004,Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 71 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and in 2011 at No. 22 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa

The Very Best of The Eagles


Gli Eagles sono un gruppo musicale rock statunitense proveniente da Los Angeles, formato nel 1971 originariamente da 4 componenti: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon e Randy Meisner; dopo vari cambiamenti di formazione e una lunga pausa dal 1980 al 1994, il gruppo è tuttora in attività.

Il loro disco Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) ha venduto oltre 42 milioni di copie nel mondo di cui 29 milioni solo negli Stati Uniti.

Con milioni di dischi venduti, gli Eagles, sono considerati uno dei gruppi rock più influenti degli anni settanta e della storia della musica contemporanea. Il successo della loro musica è stato confermato nei decenni successivi, caratterizzati da diversi tour mondiali e intervallati da progetti individuali dei componenti del gruppo.

Il loro stile risente dell’influenza di vari generi, quali il country americano, il soft rock, ma anche il rock ‘n’ roll e persino l’hard rock.

Nel corso della loro carriera, oltre alle numerose raccolte gli Eagles hanno pubblicato 7 album discografici e 2 live ufficiali.

Il loro album di maggior successo è Hotel California.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles

 

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, sixGrammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to theRecording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[2]

The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records[3]—100 million in the U.S. alone—including 42 million copies ofTheir Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and 32 million copies of Hotel California. “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S.[4]They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and highest-selling American band in U.S. history. No American band sold more records than the Eagles during the 1970s.

The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: “Take It Easy“, “Witchy Woman“, and “Peaceful Easy Feeling“. Their next album, Desperado (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album contained two of the band’s most popular tracks: “Desperado” and “Tequila Sunrise“. They released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: “Already Gone” and their first number one, “Best of My Love“.

It was not until 1975’s One of These Nights that the Eagles became arguably America’s biggest band. The album included three top 10 singles: “One of These Nights“, “Lyin’ Eyes“, and “Take It to the Limit“, the first hitting the top of the charts. They continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release ofHotel California, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California“. They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: “Heartache Tonight“, “The Long Run“, and “I Can’t Tell You Why“, the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They have toured intermittently since then and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band’s documentary release, History of the Eagles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(band)

 

Oceano orizzonte – Ocean horizon


Oceano orizzonte

Oceano di versi
oceano di parole
e di tempo senza tempo

laddove soffia
solo emozione

che sprigiona aliti
d’arcani destini
scivolati piano
come sabbia tra le dita

d’un mago che vede
sempre lontano

Oltre il silenzio
ed i sospiri
d’una luna
arcana e complice
della notte

06.03.2004 Poetyca

Ocean horizon

Ocean of lines
ocean of words
and timeless time

where blows
only emotion

breaths that releases
mysteries of destinies
slipped up
like sand between your fingers

of a magician who sees
always away

Beyond the silence
and the sighs
of a moon
arcane and accomplice
of the night

06.03.2004 Poetyca

Sul sentiero del cuore – On the path of the heart


Sul sentiero del cuore


A tentare di cambiare se stessi perchè il giudizio degli altri diventa un

disagio,si rischia di procurarsi un disagio peggiore, infatti,ad andare contro la

propria natura sensibile,coprirla di razionale ” buonsenso”,si invade quello

che vorrebbe emergere,bloccandolo.

Se un seme sta per scostare lo strato di terriccio che lo ricopre, per

trovare la luce che lo faccia sviluppare bene,aggiungere una barriera con altra terra

ne fa sprecare le energie e poi cresce male.

Quindi si deve essere contenti,semplicemente,del fatto che malgrado gli

altri non comprendano,si possa essere se stessi.

Quale migliore soddisfazione e sensazione di armonia nell’essere capaci di

portare fuori il meglio di sè?

Mostrare ad esempio aggressività , quasi a dover difendere un territorio,

non è detto che sia manifestazione di coraggio ma spesso nascondono le paure.

Chi dunque è sereno, allegro,capace di entusiasmo e soprattutto di dono di sé

agli altri, malgrado sia consapevole di non cercare nulla in cambio,

credo si possa ritenere maggiormente generoso e sereno rispetto a chi,

per paura ed egoismo, tiene stretto il poco che è, nel timore

di perdere approvazione ed attenzione esterna.

Dunque si matura attraverso un cammino che non blocchi il livello di

crescita interiore ma, malgrado i previsti ostacoli non fa reagire

chiudendosi in se stessi. Chi consiglia o giudica,

chi interferisce sulle scelte degli altri o sul loro modo di essere

che è espressione di sensibilità ed esperienze di vita,

relativamente alla necessità di chiudersi, ritenendo sciocco

il continuare a dare, direi che si ci arrende e si fugge

e non si ascolta il coraggio del cuore.

Si,è la mente che confonde e desidera lanciare messaggi ” terroristici” che

facciano vedere come,malgrado si sia dato qualcosa non si è ottenuto nulla in cambio,

ma chi si ferma ad attendere qualcosa non segue la via della generosità libera

e spontanea,questa ma aspettativa: Essere schiavi delle aspettative è chiudersi in una prigione,

dimenticando dove sono le chiavi,essere capaci di non avere alcuna aspettativa è essere liberi

nel seguire il coraggio,lasciando alle spalle le paure ed essere capaci

di scegliere di camminare – qui ed ora – sul sentiero del cuore.


23.11.2004 Poetyca


On the path of the heart

A groped to change themselves because the opinion of others becomes a
discomfort, it could get worse discomfort, in fact, to go against
its sensitive nature, cover rational “common sense”, it invades the
that would emerge, locking it.

If a seed is about to pull away the layer of soil which covers it, for
find the light that it does develop well, add a barrier with more land
it is wasting energy and then grows ill.

Then you must be content simply to the fact that despite the
others do not understand, you can be yourself.

What better feeling of harmony and satisfaction in being able to
bring out the best in you?

Show such aggression, almost having to defend a territory,
is said to be a manifestation of courage but often hide their fears.

Who then is calm, cheerful, capable of enthusiasm and above all self-giving
others, despite being aware not to seek anything in return,
I think we can feel more generous and peaceful than those who
fear and selfishness, keep the little that is close, for fear
of losing approval and attention outside.

So you walk through a couple that does not block the level of
inner growth, but despite the obstacles set does not react
cut themselves. Who recommends or judges,
who interfere with the choices of others or on their way to be
which is an expression of feelings and life experiences,
regarding the need to close, feeling foolish
The continue to give, I would say that we give up and flee
and do not listen to the courage of the heart.

Yes, it confuses the mind and want to send messages “terrorist” that
We show how, despite being given is not something you got nothing in return,
But who stops to wait for something does not follow the way of free generosity
and spontaneous, but this expectation: Be slaves of expectations is locked in a prison
forgetting where the keys be able to have no expectation to be free
the courage to follow, leaving behind the fears and be able
choose to walk – here and now – on the path of the heart.

23.11.2004 Poetyca

Sul sentiero del cuore – On the path of the heart


 

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Sul sentiero del cuore

A tentare di cambiare se stessi perchè il giudizio degli altri diventa un
disagio,si rischia di procurarsi un disagio peggiore, infatti, ad andare contro la
propria natura sensibile, coprirla di razionale ” buonsenso”, si invade quello che vorrebbe emergere bloccandolo.

Se un seme sta per scostare lo strato di terriccio che lo ricopre, per
trovare la luce che lo faccia sviluppare bene, aggiungere una barriera con altra terra
ne fa sprecare le energie e poi cresce male.

Quindi si deve essere contenti, semplicemente, del fatto che malgrado gli
altri non comprendano,si possa essere se stessi.

Quale migliore soddisfazione e sensazione di armonia nell’essere capaci di
portare fuori il meglio di sè?

Mostrare ad esempio aggressività, quasi a dover difendere un territorio,
non è detto che sia manifestazione
di coraggio ma spesso nasconde le paure.
Chi dunque è sereno, allegro,capace di entusiasmo e soprattutto
di dono di se agli altri, malgrado sia consapevole di non cercare nulla in
cambio, credo che possa ritenersi maggiormente generoso e sereno rispetto a chi, per paura ed egoismo, tiene stretto il poco che è.

Dunque si matura attraverso un cammino che non blocchi il livello di
crescita interiore ma, malgrado i previsti ostacoli non fa reagire chiudendosi in se stessi. Chi consiglia dunque, o giudica, relativamente alla necessità
di chiudersi, ritenendo sciocco che continua a dare, si è arreso da tempo e non ha il coraggio del cuore.

Si, è la mente che confonde e desidera lanciare messaggi ” terroristici” che
facciano vedere come, malgrado si sia dato qualcosa non si è ottenuto nulla in cambio, non è generosità questa ma aspettativa, essere schiavi
delle aspettative è chiudersi in una prigione, essere capaci di non avere
alcuna aspettativa è essere liberi sul sentiero del cuore.

23.11.2004 Poetyca

On the path of the heart

A groped to change themselves because the judgment of others becomes a
uncomfortable, you are likely to get a discomfort worse , in fact, to go against the
its sensitive nature , cover it with rational ” common sense ” , it invades what would emerge locking it.

If a seed is to offset the layer of soil that covers it , for
find the light that it does develop well, add a barrier with other land
makes wasting your energy and then grows bad.

So one has to be content, simply , the fact that despite the
others do not understand, you can be yourself .

What better feeling of harmony and satisfaction in being able to
bring out the best in you ?

Show such aggression, almost having to defend a territory,
it is said that the event is
of courage but often hides the fears.
Who, then, is serene, cheerful , capable of enthusiasm and above
the gift of the others, despite being aware not to try anything
change , I think it may be considered more generous and serene compared to those who , out of fear and selfishness , holds on to little that is .

So we mature through a process that does not block the level of
inner growth but, in spite of the expected obstacles does not react by withdrawing into themselves. Who recommends , therefore, O judges, regarding the need
to close, feeling foolish that keeps on giving, has given up a long time and has not the courage of the heart.

Yes, it is that it confuses the mind and want to send messages ” terrorist ” that
do see how , though it has given you something you is not got nothing in return, but this expectation is not generosity, be slaves
expectations is locked in a prison , to be able to have no
no expectation to be free on the path of the heart.

23.11.2004 Poetyca

Quel che hai cercato – What you’ve tried


Quel che hai cercato

E siamo noi
a tracciar percorso
nel respiro di un sogno

Si
siamo noi
a raccogliere colori
tra velate atmosfere

Scosta il velo
e sorprendi
la rugiada che nutre

vivide attese
per raccontare
quel che hai cercato

24.03.2004 Poetyca

What you’ve tried

we are
to track path
in the breath of a dream

so
we are
to pick colors
between veiled atmosphere

Departs the veil
and surprise
the dew that nourishes

vivid expectations
to tell
that you tried

24.03.2004 Poetyca

Per una vita – For a life


Per una vita

Rifare un destino da inseguire,
sognare con un libro in mano:
colorando la vita con universi paralleli.

Colui che scrive, lasciando traccia sul foglio:
di vita,d’inganni e passioni,
di sogni e passi in un tempo senza prigioni
vorrebbe in quella traccia scritta
costruire realtà migliori
– sfogare quel che non è stato e che vorrebbe –
legare ad un palloncino da abbandonare in cielo
ogni voce che strozzata in gola non ha espresso la delusione.

Tracce d’inchiostro sulle dita
per una vita che da grigia
diviene colorata:
passioni e sogni da non cancellare
per inciderle ancora una volta
tra le pieghe del cuore.

E con penna
che diviene spada d’intenti
gettare addosso rabbia
o costruire il sogno
per una vita che valga la pena
di essere vissuta ed a tutti raccontata.

29.11.2004 Poetyca

For a life

Remaking a destiny to pursue,
dreaming with a book in hand:
coloring your life with parallel universes.

The writer, leaving traces on the sheet:
of life of deceit and passion,
of dreams and steps into a time without prisons
would in that written record
actually build the best
– The vent that was not and that would –
to tie a balloon to be left in the sky
every voice choked in my throat did not express disappointment.

Traces of ink on the fingers
for a life that has gray
becomes colored:
dreams and passions do not delete
to record once again
between the folds of the heart.

And with pen
which becomes the sword of intent
throw him angry
or build the dream
for a life worth
to be lived and told at all.

29.11.2004 Poetyca

Senza lotta – Without struggle



Senza lotta

E mi conduco a lei
che con benevole braccia
accoglie
-senza lotta-
è il mio sentire
in colorate proiezioni
– linfa d’energia –
con onirici passi
di pensiero che crea:
mondi e mondi ancora
per lasciare tracce
d’un sogno che vive
Lei guarda
con fare benevolo
e sussurra
il senso del percorso
che prende il suo nome :
Vita

09.03.2004 Poetyca

Without struggle

And they bring myself to her
that with benevolent arms
welcomes
free-fight-
is my feeling
in colorful projections
– Sap energy –
with dreamlike steps
of thought that creates:
worlds and worlds yet
to leave traces
to a dream of living
she looks
done with beneficent
and whispers
the direction of the path
which takes its name:
life

09.03.2004 Poetyca

Ancora respirare – Still breathing


Ancora respirare

E’ una strada
un vissuto cammino
percorso fino in fondo
gettando semi di passione:
calpestati
ripudiati ora
E’ viaggio a ritroso
nel tormento del silenzio
senza più danze
senza più sorrisi
solo questa ragione
che straccia ogni ricordo
di te e di me
di quando sognavamo
e costruivamo castelli
di fronte al mare
E’ arrivata l’onda
i n a s p e t t a t a
ed ha distrutto un sogno
lasciando arido questo cuore
senza appiglio ed ali
per poter ancora respirare
E’ senza senso
l’odore dell’oblio
che avvolge la penombra
della mia anima
ma stringerò forte
l’ultima briciola di speranza
per percorrere passi
oltre le parole

26.06.2004 Poetyca

Still breathing

It ‘s a way
a life journey
path to the end
throwing seeds of passion:
trampled
repudiated hours
And ‘journey back
in the torment of silence
no more dancing
without smiles
just this reason
which bursts all memory
you and me
dreamed of when
and built castles
the seafront
It ‘came the wave
i n a s p e c t a t e d
and destroyed a dream
leaving this arid heart
without wings and hold
to breathe again
And ‘nonsense
the smell of oblivion
surrounding the penumbra
of my soul
but strong shake
the last shred of hope
to travel distance
beyond words

26.06.2004 Poetyca

Forse – Perhaps


Forse

Forse si è persa
la rotta del cuore
e nel silenzio di un dubbio
vorrei si ritrovasse
la voce che guida

Forse la stella
che resta migliore
e illumina speranza
non smetterà la sua luce

Forse sono solo rovine
di un vecchio mondo
che non vuol cambiare
i passi solcati scavando le lotte

Forse è da pazzi
credere ancora
che dietro le nuvole
arriverà il sole

Forse…
Ma non sarei illusa
a credere che dietro la storia
resterà sempre acceso un cuore

15.11.2004 Poetyca


Perhaps

Perhaps it is lost
the broken heart
and silence of a doubt
I would find himself
the voice that guides

Perhaps the star
which is better
lights and hope
not stop its light

Maybe I’m just ruins
an old world
Which is not to change
steps furrows struggles

Maybe it’s crazy
still believe
that behind the clouds
comes the sun

Maybe …
But I would not be deluded
to believe that behind the story
will always be on a heart

15.11.2004 Poetyca

Senza lotta – Without struggle


Senza lotta

E mi conduco a lei
che con benevole braccia
accoglie
-senza lotta-
è il mio sentire
in colorate proiezioni
– linfa d’energia –
con onirici passi
di pensiero che crea:
mondi e mondi ancora
per lasciare tracce
d’un sogno che vive
Lei guarda
con fare benevolo
e sussurra
il senso del percorso
che prende il suo nome:
Vita

09.03.2004 Poetyca

Without struggle

And I bring myself to her
that with benevolent arms
welcomes
Anti-without-
is my feeling
in colored projections
– Sap energy –
with dreamlike passages
of thought that creates:
worlds and worlds yet
to trace
living a dream
She looks
do with benevolent
and whispers
the sense of the route
which takes its name:
Life

09.03.2004 Poetyca

Nuvola leggera – Light Cloud


Nuvola leggera

Nuvola
colorato canto
di giorni
tra parole
non ancora nate
e impalpabile magia

Nuvola
nel sorriso
del cuore
con immagini vive
tra sguardi
di malinconia
come pioggia che cade
per lavare la polvere
a scolpiti attimi
nell’anima
di tutte le cose

Nuvola
veste leggera
nella brezza
di Primavera
che porta sorriso
in Paradisi del cuore
oltre i passi
che accarezzano la luna

06.01.2004 Poetyca

Light Cloud

Cloud
hand colored
days
between words
unborn
and intangible magic

Cloud
the smile
heart
live images
between eyes
melancholy
as rain falls
washing powder
sculpting moments
soul
of all things

Cloud
As light
in the breeze
Spring
that brings a smile
Paradise in the heart
above steps
that caress the moon

06.01.2004 Poetyca

Pace – Peace


Pace
Quattro lettere
che regalano solo un sogno
stretto in un pugno
e mai lasciato
in un cielo dipinto di stelle
Respiro del tempo
che restituisca
solo il senso
di sangue e lotte
del nostro passato
Passi nell’ombra
e sorrisi di un bimbo
che ha ancora il diritto
di vedere il futuro
ancora più ricco
Ricco di luce
e di vittorie
in un cuore
capace di respirare
solo una vita intessuta di pace
23.11.2004 Poetyca
Peace
Four letters
that offer only a dream
in a tight fist
and never left
in a sky painted with stars
Breathing time
that returns
only the sense
of blood and strife
of our past
Steps in the shadows
and smiles of a child
that still has the right
to see the future
richer
Full of light
and victories
in a heart
able to breathe
only a life rich in peace
23.11.2004 Poetyca